Trade rides boom from TV and film

Trade rides boom from TV and film

The relationship between the book, TV and film industries has never been stronger trade figures have said, with new, hungry players such as Netflix and Amazon Prime spurring on the number of dramatic rights deals being struck.

The streaming companies have big budgets and are commissioning rapidly, meaning the market is moving quicker and competition among production companies is getting fiercer, particularly in TV, which is now a “writers’ market”, The Bookseller has been told.

Emily Hayward Whitlock, head of book to film at The Artists Partnership, said the number of titles optioned had ...

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